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Weddings of 2011 with Jules and Sue

Its come to that time of year when we reflect on our years weddings and look forward to another amazing year of weddings in 2012,  this year we photographed 31 weddings which was 1 over our target of 30,  in previous years we have had a target of 40 but this year we decided to cut it down to 30 weddings to give us a little more time together with the family which is so important, we only went over by 1 to accommodate one of our lovely bridesmaids from a previous wedding.

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These photos are in no particular order, This first couple are the lovely Joe and Abbie who got married at Minley Manor on an amazing day, we had a lot of fun and have really enjoyed getting to know them, as with all our Military weddings it was a great day, highlighted by the most amazing firework display in the evening and the fact that it was our longest wedding ever.

This next photo was taken at Lainston House in Winchester which is very local to us, Adam and Mandy got married on our wedding anniversary 3rd September and as a treat they gave us dinner in a very romantic room 🙂 unfortunatly we had the grumpy bloody videographer there too hahaha.  We had a great day with lots of sunshine tho and it was a fab way to celebrate our anniversary.

This wedding with Jeremy and Sarah was at the amazing Elvetham in Hartley Whitney,  it was a last minute booking for us but none the less amazing, great location with real fun people and wonderful weather and lots and lots of champagne.

Caroline and Will got married on there own trout fishery in the Meon’s  we met them a few years earlier when they won a voucher and we took photos of them and there dog Basil, the wedding day was amazing as was the weather, great ride back to the fishery for all the bridesmaids in Will’s tractor, so much fun its hard to fit it all into a couple of lines.

This next couple are David and Sarah who got married at Sarah’s parents house in Milton Keynes, David is a pilot and they have moved to Dubai for his work, I am sure they are in for a wonderful life together and we would like to wish them the best for there very exciting future over there.

Our next couple is Major Simon and Ebba 🙂  These 2 live all over the world  and found us online, we got to know Ebba via email and built up a lovely friendship, it was like photographing an old friends wedding at the amazing Brompton Barracks in Kent again the day flowed like a dream.

This next lovely couple are Adrian and Sarah, they got married at Burcombe manor on what can only be described as a pink wedding day 🙂  Sarah loves pink and I must say it was done very well indeed, another amazing couple, we stopped in a field on route to get this photo that Sue took before heading off to Burcombe, we had lots of rain but that never stopped the fun.

Tom and Laura 🙂  wow what a day, they got married in Salisbury and there reception was at our local and very popular Rhinefield House in the new forest which was a bit of a trek but well worth it,  we had a wonderful day and so much fun with these 2 and there families.

This next wedding was at Northbrook Park in Farnham which again has become very popular with us, Andy and Issy’s wedding was a lovely day, filled with amazing details and great people, our great friend Chef Gary cooked there wedding food and you all know how I feel about his cooking.

Jan and Angela got married at the beautiful Parley Manor on a lovely wednesday, such a lovely day and a fun couple who really knew what they wanted, lots of amazing details and the amazing singing waiters too. We just delivered there album in fact last week and it was our largest yet 50 amazing pages 🙂

Jodie and Alex were married in Gaynes park in Essex, if you look at there blog post here I think you will agree that its the most amazing wedidng venue.

Patrick and Laura were married at the Barn at Bentley which is a lovely venue, great couple and wonderful guests made this a very memorable wedding for us, we always enjoy barn weddings and they dont come much better than this one.

Helen and Keith were married at Audleys Wood in basingstoke on a chilly but sunny day in November, beautiful wedding and couple, Keith is a submariner so we had a lot of fun including a sword fight 🙂 now you don’t get one of those at every wedding.  use the search button below to find there blog post.

This next wedding was actually our last of 2011 with peter and Anabell and it was at the Clock Barn which again is a barn venue,  Lovely people made this day, I am not a huge fan of the staff at the Clock barn but that does not stop us getting amazing breathtaking photos, its all about the couple and there guests.

Richard and Adele were married at the Bartley lodge hotel in the new forest and had the most amazing wedding, we really enjoyed getting to know these 2 and I think it shows in there photos,  Such a lovely close family and I am very pleased to say that we keep in touch often through Facebook as we do with lots of our couples.

Ben and Jo were married at the delighful Careys Manor which is another favourite new forest venue for us,  We took Matt, another photographer along with us who also got some great images, we occasionally do this if we have larger weddings or in this case time restraints,  another lovely wedding and worth seaching here for.

Ben and Perry were married at there local church in Landford and then the reception back at Bens parents house which is a stud at landlord, amazing weather and day with lots of great music.

Medhi and Carol got married at al Elmers Court in the new forest,  the day will forever stick in my mind, Medhi was from France and Carol from Zimbadwe so we had lots of language issues to deal with but a whole lot of fun as well.

Simon and Alia had a wonderful wedding up at Northbrook Park in Farnham and it was an amazing day filled with all sorts,  we had 3 ceremonies lots of music and dancing and a whole lot of amazing people, such a great day finishing with a traditional Jewish chair dance, so much fun.

Stuart and Sarah’s day was a wonderful day, set at Rhinefield House in the new forest and it was a lovely day, we had the most amazing time with some great portraits and a whole lot of fun.

Dan and Laura will always hold a special place in my Heart,  we knew Laura before she met Dan so we were so excited when they announced there engagement, of course we were so happy to shoot there wedding which tok place at the ford social club.

This next wedding was another Careys Manor wedding, David and Claire are from Dubai  so all arrangements were made via email and although it was a shorter wedding for us we had a great day and it turned out to be a highlight wedding for us, such an amazing couple with so much love to share.

This next wedding was at the Di Vin in Winchester with Kevin and Ellen back in February, it was a great day with lots of our clients there including Matt and KJ from 2006 so it was like a bog family wedding for us.  lots of fun and some amazing donuts !  need I say more 🙂

James and Kelly were married at Richmond Park in London in Pembrooke lodge and it was a wonderful day, we had a surprise when Peter Crouch walked by so with James being such a footie fan I asked Peter if he would mind a photo, of course he was happy to, in fact it was the day that Peter announced his engagement, perfect timing or what !

Clint and Charlotte  live in Australia but we met them a few years ago when Charlotte was a bridesmaid at another wedding,  we kept in touch via Facebook and email and when they decided to get married we were there 🙂  they got married at East Horton  golf club which Charlottes family own, another great wedding.

Peter and Karen live in Canada and got married at Cain Manor in Surrey on the most amazing Autumnal day, it was very cold but the light was amazing as you can see with Sue’s shot below.  another fun filled cain manor wedding.

Kim and Stewart were married at Pitt hall Barn,  an odd venue actually on a working farm and in my opinion better suited to a much smaller wedding but none the less it was a nice day, the ceremony took place in a church in Whitchurch and then its a fair drive to pitt barn but a lovely couple and great wedding guests.

Rich and Nikki got married at the lovely Tythe Barn in Petersfied,  it was a great wedding, lots of fun and unexpected sunshine 🙂  Sue and I had worked with Nikki who was a model lots of times so this truly was a very special day for us.

Steve and Natalie got married at Rivervale Barn in Yately which is a sensational barn and a lovely place to get married, it makes for a perfect reception venue too, lovely grounds and amazing views. This was a great wedding for us with lots of friends and one that we will never forget.

Andy and Katy found us online for their Avington Park wedding, it was a lovely day filled with sunshine and amazing weather, we had lots of fun first at St Peters church in Winchester and then Avington.

Peter and Anna met us at 2 friends weddings over the past few years so it was a sure bet that we would join then at theirs 🙂  we had the most amazing day at the church and then Gatestreet Barn where the sun shone continually.  Lovely people and great day.

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We hope that you enjoyed looking over our 2011 weddings as much as we enjoyed shooting them, and hope that you will leave a message below for us, maybe let us know your favourite photo here or just to say hi if you met us at a wedding this year,  don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here and also to check our our dedicated venue website here.

We had a great year, what do you think ?





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Colour or Black-White what’s your thoughts?

We are very lucky that at every shoot we do we both love most of our images and almost every week one of us will scream “OMG thats my fav ever image”  hahaha we are so fickle!!!  But every once in a while I come across a photograph that we just  love but just cant decide how to present it, we had this problem with a beautiful photograph (my fav photograph ever hahaha) from Alex and Jodie’s recent Gaynes Park wedding.

I was sat on the bed in the cottage waiting for Jodie to finished getting ready when I watched her approach the mirror and adjust her hair, I sprang into life and this amazing photograph (yes I know I am big headed) 🙂  is the result.

I adore it in colour but what do you think ?  please comment below if your interested


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Jodie and Alex and their Gaynes Park Wedding

On Wednesday  this week Sue and I travelled up to Essex to stay over in preparation for Jodie and Alex’s beautiful wedding which was on Thursday and the beautiful Gaynes Park in Essex,  We always stay over locally if we can, when its a long way off and especially near the M25 it makes sense and takes the stress out of wedding morning travelling. Jodie and Alex were recommended to us by George and Becky who’s Rhinefield house wedding we shot back in 2008. This was our first Gaynes Park wedding and we loved it!

Sue and I started our day with Jodie and the girls at a local hotel where we had lots of fun whilst they had their hair and makeup done, we took a few detail shots and a general feel of how the day would unfold.  We then travelled to Gaynes Park to photograph Jodie getting into her wedding dress as well as lots of venue details which was amazing and in full bloom!  we then met with Alex and the boys for some great portraits and a few pre wedding guest shots before heading back to Jodie for a few emotional shots with Mum and Dad and lots of tears when she saw her Brother. Just then, Jodie said, ” I just want to be with my Alex”  I knew then that this was going to be an awesome day. 🙂

We then walked into the Orangery for a beautiful and very tearful ceremony, a ceremony full of emotion and laughter and after out onto the lawns and into the sun for an hour or so of beautiful portraits and some lovely family groups as well as some fun guest photos, this was a wonderful drinks reception in glorious sunshine.

After an hour or so we went into the wedding breakfast which was delicious sausages and mash 🙂 yum yum and again a nice relaxed feel, then the speeches and dads slideshow 😀 nice one Dad lol !   Alex, your speech was great, full of emotion and love, The Best man’s speech was amazing and had the room in fits of laughter.

After the speeches we had an hour or so again to make the most of the evening sun, somebody must be on my side coz this is the 3rd wedding in a row 🙂  so we took Jodie and Alex into the walled gardens for some portraits and off down the lanes, we then did a few with the parents and soon it was time for the cake cutting, after the cake Jodie presented Alex with the “sweet shop” that was amazing and made by her Dad.

We then went into the first Dance, again a very emotional dance thanks guys!

We would like to thank Jodie and Alex and their Parents for making us feel like part of the family,  Ted the Toastie for all his help throughout the day, Gaynes Park staff for looking after us,  and for Tony the magician for the fun, The pianist for the tunes (sorry missed your name)  and everyone else that made Thursday at Gaynes Park so very special, we loved our day in Essex and cant wait for another Essex wedding.

Have an amazing honeymoon in the Dominican Jodie and Alex

Jules and Sue X



Anybody who knows Jodie and Kate can see their taster slideshow here!





To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

Please read this  15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding

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